The IPL 2023 season is in full swing, and fans are eagerly waiting for the upcoming match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. KKR is entering the game after a shocking win against Gujarat Titans, in their previous game. Meanwhile, SRH achieved their first victory of the season in their last outing against Punjab Kings after losing their opening two games.
As we prepare for the exciting match, let’s take a look at the Dream 11 team for this encounter –
Starting with KKR, Sunil Narine is the leading wicket-taker for the team, with six wickets in three games at an average of 14.83, an economy of 7.41, and a strike rate of 12. Venkatesh Iyer played a crucial role with the bat in the last game, scoring 83 runs off 40 deliveries and partnering with Nitish Rana for a 100-run stand for the third wicket. Iyer has made 120 runs in three games at a strike rate of 160. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the Afghan wicketkeeper-batter, scored a half-century in his first outing at the Eden Gardens against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, making 57 runs off 44 deliveries.
On the other hand, the skipper of SRH, Aiden Markram, has yet to justify his price tag, managing only 29 runs in three games. However, he showed glimpses of his potential in the last game, remaining not out on 37 runs off 21 deliveries and finishing the game for his team. Rahul Tripathi is the leading run-scorer for SRH, with 108 runs in three games at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 118.68. He made an unbeaten 74 off 48 deliveries in the last game against Punjab Kings.
In terms of bowlers, Shardul Thakur won the Player of the Match award the last time KKR played at Eden Gardens, making 68 runs off just 29 deliveries and picking one wicket for 15 runs. Marco Jansen played his first game of the season in the last match and picked two wickets for 16 runs in three overs, including a maiden over. Suyash Sharma also picked three wickets for 30 runs in his debut game and has four wickets in two games at an average of 16.25.